After Another Transfer Portal Heavy Offseason, How Far Can Rutgers Go?

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Just over a minute after watching North Carolina attackman Chris Gray ride all the way back and force a Rutgers turnover, the Scarlet Knights saw their historic season come to an end as Connor McCarthy put one past Colin Kirst to send the Tar Heels to Championship Weekend.

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Southern Scorecard: 2023 Movement Since The Contact Period Opened

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September has come and gone, which means the first month of the contact period of 2023s has already passed. And just as there has been across the country, there has been a lot of movement in the South.

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Southern Scorecard: Breaking Down the Most Recent Southern Commitments

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After a slow-ish June on the recruiting trail across the region, things heated up in July. The Lacrosse Bucket Recruiting Database recorded nine commits in the 2022 class from across the region during the month of July as well as one in the 2023 class.

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James Spence, Teddy Leggett Returning to Lehigh For Fifth Season

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After a season that saw Kevin Cassese and the Mountain Hawks go 10-2 and end the season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Lehigh will return two crucial members of their defense for a fifth season.

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How Will FBS Conference Realignment Impact College Lacrosse?

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Conference realignment isn’t new. It has been happening, practically, since the dawn of college athletics. And in the era of NIL where more power is gravitating to the players, conference realignment might just become more prevalent over the next few years.

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The Summer Recruiting Wave Is Here For The 2022 Class

(Taft midfielder Ben Spinelli is one of nine 2022s who have flipped since June 1st| Photo Courtesy of Taft Lacrosse)

While the contact period for juniors opens up on September 1st, that doesn’t mean that every program fills up their class in the first few months of the contact period. It is nothing new to see schools at all levels take commitments the summer following the contact period opening, and in some cases we even see schools take players after their senior season is over. That very situation has played out for multiple players in the 2021 cycle.

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